To some people, the idea of a minimalist lifestyle is a foreign concept; however, being minimalist doesn’t just mean having bare walls and the odd piece of furniture. It’s more a state of mind that can help your general wellbeing, as well as your home.
What Does it Mean to Be Minimalist?
Embracing this way of life means that your home is tailored to your wellbeing and the base items you need, rather than a focus on material things. It’s about freeing your mind from belongings so that you can concentrate more on the things that matter and your own happiness and health in your own environment.
What Are the Benefits?
There are many benefits to embracing a more minimalist approach at home. These include:
01. Feeling Freer
More belongings mean more items to tie you down. It also means more responsibility and worry, such as needed to replace items if they break or spending money to maintain more possessions. By eliminating items, you’re freeing up space in your mind and life for more important things.
02. Less to Move
If you come to move home, or perhaps you need to put items in storage, being minimalist means that you have fewer items to pack, store or worry about, meaning the move can be as stress-free as possible. You should always find a local mover if you need help with the items you do need to be transported.
03. Allows You to Focus on What Counts
There is a lot of pressure in the world to have the best of everything. You fill your home with gadgets and items that society tells you to give your life more meaning, and just when you think you’ve bought the latest, a new model is released.
By switching to a minimalist outlook where you only have the bare minimum you need without worrying about material possessions, you, therefore, free your mind to concentrate more on your own pastimes and what makes you happy.
04. Elimination of Fear
The more you have, the more you have to worry about it. You may live in daily fear of breaking possessions, such as what you would do if your TV failed, what you would do if your car broke down? Perhaps you worry about leaving your home to take a vacation if you have a lot of expensive material possessions lying vulnerable.
The less you have, the less fear you will feel. If you don’t have anything overly expensive or materialistic to worry about, you won’t worry about it.
05. More Reliable Finances
A lot of debt stems from the need of things, without the financial means to achieve them straight away. With a need and want for possessions comes the risk of getting into debt by taking items out on finance or from using credit cards to buy more and more things.
By freeing your home of too many material items and by embracing a mindset which makes you care less about physical belongings, you can then save your money more easily and spend it on those things which matter more.
Author: There’s not much Lucy doesn’t know about her two passions: fashion & interior design! Having worked in the fashion industry for six years, she has a keen eye for all things on-trend, with a focus on new developments in both the interior design world and on the world’s catwalks.